• Valentine’s Day..Cutting Through the Commercial

    Ah! Valentine's Day - the time of the year that has the world divided.  Everyone has an opinion. Some people hate it and some people love it and everyone will tell you their opinion on it. I like it as a concept, but hate how expensive it has become. [caption id="attachment_488" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="I Heart You"][/caption] The legend behind Valentine's Day is ...

  • We’re Not “That” Frugal

    [caption id="attachment_462" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by WilliamHartz"][/caption] Me and my husband were driving last weekend when I saw a billboard for a 'Gentleman's Club' where you get a FREE lunch.  I told my dear hubby, "No matter how much we are trying to save money we are not THAT frugal."  Of course it was a joke, my hubby wouldn't go to ...

  • Disappointment with Disney

    [caption id="attachment_443" align="alignleft" width="207" caption="Has Disney Gone Too Far?"][/caption] Those of you who know me will know that I am the biggest Disney freak!  I love going to Disney World so much, and I love the movies.  I hate to say it, but I am very disappointed with Disney now. My beef with Disney is about the Disney Channel and the questionable ...

  • Best Way to Clean Your Bathroom Mirrors

    I have developed a way of keeping my bathroom mirrors clean all the time that is easy and you can do in a couple of minutes.  I think this way is good because you don't have to run for paper towels and Windex (by the way vinegar works great for windows as an alternative!).  You only need things you would ...

  • Frugal Fun: Muffins

    [caption id="attachment_373" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mmmmuffins!"][/caption] One thing I found you can do, even if you don't have much money, is baking.  In fact, it can save you money!  It's a good way to entertain the kids, too, if you get them involved.  With my 18 month old I just give him a bowl and spoon, but a little flour in a ...

  • Money is matters of the brain, not heart

    It needs to be said: you should think with your head and avoid thinking with your heart.  You might be saying..."it is impossible to think with your heart, your heart is the organ that pumps blood to the brain" and that might be true.  But then again not true because people think with their heart all the time and it ...

Don’t Pay for Passport Pics!

Written by Jennifer On May - 12 - 2011 0 Comment

Somehow world traveling on a budget sounds like a contradiction in terms. That is because it is SO expensive! My plight is that my husband is from the wonderful country of Scotland, and thus I am forced (my arm is really tied behind my back *wink wink*) to travel to Scotland. Obviously there is no cheap way to travel, but there are some ways to save money. My first tip […]

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Weight Loss Challenge Wednesdays!

Written by Jennifer On May - 11 - 2011 0 Comment

I have gained quite a lot of weight (especially since hav ing my son). So I am committing to losing the weight. It will be my weight loss challenge and I’m holding myself accountable on my blog. To be completely fair I will start with the fact that I have a thyroid problem. I recently went to the doctor and had my medicine adjusted so this should help. I have […]

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4 Ways Portion Control Can Save You Money

Written by Jennifer On May - 10 - 2011 2 Comments

Portion control is usually associated with diets but applies to every aspect of your life. Let’s face it a budget is a diet for your wallet, and a little self control goes a long way. Here are four places in your life that exercising portion control will greatly impact your budget! 1. Meat – Unless you are a vegetarian I can guarantee that meat is taking up a BIG portion […]

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Inbox Dollars

Written by Jennifer On May - 9 - 2011 34 Comments

Alright, just requested a check from my latest Money Maker, Inbox Dollars! I am getting a $55 check in June, so I am really excited. This is technically my first check from this company so I will keep you posted on if they follow through, though they are supposed to be reputable. The key to any of these paid sites is to do all of the e-mail clicks, watch the […]

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Written by Jennifer On April - 25 - 2011 0 Comment

I’ve always liked (and feared) the idea of making my own mayo, but I decided to dive in and try it. Let me tell you first hand: it was easy and tasty! I mean seriously easy, and it took less than 5 minutes. I think the key is to put the oil in slowly. This would also be a really good base for your own sandwich spread creations. AND biggest […]

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My Merlot Chicken

Written by Jennifer On April - 2 - 2011 2 Comments

I made the most scrumptious recipe tonight with things I had around the house. The recipe is based off of Chicken Marsala, but I didn’t have all of the fancy ingredients and it turned out GREAT! I used Merlot ($3 at Walmart) instead of Marsala wine, whole milk instead of whipping cream and onions instead of shallots, but I’m sure you could use any of the fancy ingredients if you […]

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Written by Jennifer On March - 20 - 2011 6 Comments

It’s officially the first day of Spring! And oh what a beautiful day it is (at least here in Dallas). Hmmm, wondering if that means I’m going to have to get some spring cleaning done? Am I the only one who feels like procrastinating? Here is my problem with spring cleaning. I start with the best intentions but not much time passed before I become overwhelmed then in slowly spirals […]

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Spring Cleaning!

Written by Jennifer On April - 27 - 2009 1 Comment

A frugal person’s best friend for Spring cleaning are: Vinegar and Baking Soda! I am not a person who never uses any chemical cleaners but I try to only buy them on sale and with coupons. I like my Clorox Bleach, Windex, Lysol (my BFF), and others. Homemade cleaners are very cheap, though! Here’s a site with 1001 Vinegar Tips. Some of my favorites: Clean counter tops and make them […]

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5 Best Tips to a Successful Garage Sale

Written by Jennifer On April - 26 - 2009 1 Comment

Photo Credit to angusf I’ve been working on my garage sale for next weekend, but I’m an avid yard sale shopper. I was thinking about what makes a good garage sale. There are tons and tons of tips to have a successful garage sale. It can be a lot of work, but if you plan it right you can make quite a bit of extra money. I think my BEST […]

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Reluctantly Frugal…

Written by Jennifer On March - 23 - 2009 0 Comment

Some people are frugal by nature. They naturally hoarded all of their money as a small child and by the time they were 12 had amassed a small fortune, learning more and more ways to save money. This is NOT me. If I had it my way I would be on a luxury vacation every other week, spending too much time at restaurants, and going on spending spree for a […]

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